Bühler GmbHPort of South LouisianaPort of StocktonViganCimbriaTelestack
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd
  • Port of Stockton
  • Port of South Louisiana
  • Vigan
  • Cimbria
  • TBA Group

Hulls shipped from Shanghai to Rotterdam

Hulls shipped from Shanghai to Rotterdam

(Posted on 27/06/19)

Heavy-lift vessel Black Marlin departed Shanghai on Monday, 17th June. On deck with eighteen Concordia Damen inland shipping vessel hulls and a Damen Crane Barge 6324, bound for Rotterdam. Concordia Damen regularly conducts such heavy-lift transportations as a means of providing its customers with cost-efficient vessels.

The hulls and crane barge had been constructed at yards in China. They are scheduled to arrive in the Port of Rotterdam mid-August. Upon arrival the hulls will be towed to Concordia Damen and other local yards for outfitting and the Crane Barge to Damen Shipyards Gorinchem.

The idea of constructing the hulls in China is to ensure a cost efficient product. However, with the market for these types of vessel being mostly found in Europe, it is important that repositioning the hulls is done in a manner which maintains this cost efficiency.

Bert Duijzer, technical manager, Concordia Damen explains the logic behind heavy lift transportation, “Sending one large vessel, with many smaller ones, is far more efficient that sending multiple small vessels. This way we are able to pass on the cost efficiency we have gained in construction to our clients in Europe, at the same time as minimising the environmental footprint of our operations.

“On this particular shipment, most of the hulls have already been purchased, though one of them will be placed on stock. In the way, this process also ensures our clients of a very fast delivery of their new vessel.”

The Damen Crane Barge, built for stock, will become available for a visit or demonstration from the end of August 2019.

Damen Shipyards Group operates 36 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 12,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,500 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers around 175 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.

Latest News

FPC orders two new Siwertell unloaders

(Posted on 24/02/21)

Bruks Siwertell has received an order for two 640 D-type Siwertell ship unloaders from Formosa Plastics... Read more


Customisation is the future for connectivity

(Posted on 24/02/21)

In this digital age, maritime communications are set to move away from the ‘one size fits all&... Read more


Bedeschi success in Oman and USA

(Posted on 17/02/21)

The client Al Sarh Trading Co. in Qatar has commissioned Bedeschi to supply handling equipment to operate... Read more


Bruks Siwertell speaks your language

(Posted on 17/02/21)

Bruks Siwertell is strengthening its commitment to understanding the core businesses of its customers... Read more


Nippon launches new antifouling technology

(Posted on 17/02/21)

Leading coatings manufacturer Nippon Paint Marine has launched a new antifouling technology which enhances... Read more


Konecranes wins China cranes on barges order

(Posted on 11/02/21)

In the first quarter of 2021, Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard (Group) Co., Ltd. ordered two eco-efficient... Read more


MacGregor signs Load Line agreement

(Posted on 10/02/21)

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a two year OnWatch Scout Predict agreement with Load Line Marine... Read more


Siwertell upgrade secures agribulk productivity

(Posted on 04/02/21)

Bruks Siwertell has won a service order for the total replacement of the electrical control system,... Read more


Wärtsilä Voyage shares tech update at SMM

(Posted on 04/02/21)

From unconnected traditional sails to data-driven intelligent ships and ports that make voyages safer... Read more


Mantsinen strengthens presence in France

(Posted on 01/02/21)

Mantsinen Group Ltd Oy and its Belgian distributor Heavy Handling bv have agreed to deepen their co-... Read more


TOC EventsSailors SocietyThe Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology TBA GroupCleveland Cascades LtdPort of Vancouver USA
  • Telestack
  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • Bühler GmbH

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping